BLOUNT COUNTY FARM-CITY PRESENTS POSTER CONTEST AWARDS AT ANNUAL BANQUET
Blount County Farm-City poster contest winners were recognized at the county banquet Nov. 18 at Locust Fork Baptist Church. Fro left are Britlyn Bryson, Emma Grace Alldredge, Meredith, Love, Eli Abel, Audra Perry and Reed Miller. The event included a canned food drive for Filling Station 56, a soup kitchen in Blountsville; a talk from guest speaker Hassey Brooks of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries; and entertainment from local musician Chris Posey.
BARBOUR COUNTY STUDENT STUDYING AGRICULTURE RECEIVES COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Karri Fievet of Hayden was recognized during the Alabama Farmers Federation 2016 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 27 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. Fievet studies poultry science, production track.The $1,750 scholarship was funded by the Blount County Farmers Federation and the Federation’s Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation. From left are State Board of Education Member Dr. Cynthia McCarty, Federation President Jimmy Parnell, Fievet, Federation North Region Vice President Rex Vaughn and Federation State Board Member Rickey Cornutt.
COUNTY BOARD WELCOMES MEMBERS TO ANNUAL MEETING
The Blount County Farmers Federation held its annual meeting Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Frank Green Building in Oneonta. County Alfa Insurance agents were recognized, and door prizes from the farmers market were awarded to winners. The guest speaker was Alabama Farmers Federation Executive Director Paul Pinyan.
Pictured are the Blount County Farmers Federation Board of Directors: Top row, from left are Boyce Foust; Jerry Marsh; Kirk Smith; Stephanie Miller, county Women's Leadership Committee chair; Chris Holaway, county Young Farmers Chair; and county President Tim Whitley. Bottom row, from left are Roger Brumbeloe; Jimmy Witt; Jimmy Miller; Dennis Maze; Lance Miller, State Young Farmers Chairman; and Jeff Maze.
County directors not pictured are Daniel Allman, Denny Armstrong, Bill Johnson, Wade Whited and Pat Whitley.
COUNTY HOSTS LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
The Blount County Farmers Federation's Women's Leadership and Young Farmers committees hosted a legislative breakfast June 18 in Oneonta. U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer of Alabama's 6th Congressional District was the event's guest speaker, and Matthew Durdin of the Alabama Farmers Federation also spoke. Other special guests were State Sens. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, and Shay Shellnut, R-Trussville, along with State. Reps. David Standridge, R-Hayden, and Randall Shedd, R-Cullman.